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11.13.2017 -

LISC Announces Jumpstart Seed Grant Application

Philadelphia LISC announces a Jumpstart Seed Grant Competition to provide funding to help with planning and start-up costs to launch Jumpstart programs in neighborhoods across Philadelphia. Three neighborhood-based organizations will be awarded up to $5,000 each to help with program start-up costs. Grants will be made to organizations that demonstrate an understanding of the ...

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LISC Board Chair Rubin Urges Jobs Programs in NY Times

In a New York Times op-ed, Robert Rubin makes the case for a federal jobs initiative, citing the success of LISC’s work readiness programs in connecting people to the workforce and the reins of economic opportunity. A national approach should be seen not “as a social program but as a public investment with a ...

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A Creative Approach to ‘Place’

Chris Walker, LISC’s director of research, explains how creative placemaking leverages the power of local artists, culture and history to create economic opportunity and improve their overall quality of life in urban and rural communities alike.